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Thread: The Ansonia Hotel - 2109 Broadway @ West 73rd Street - by Paul E. M. Duboy

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    Or was it opposition by the Market ... not enough folks wanted to drop a cool $30 M for an open box in the sky.

    Nice to look at. Maybe not so nice to live in.

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    I disagree. I think that once he builds it and people see for themselves what rendering cannot do justice then they'll shell out the 30 mil. Your own house in the sky, not an apartment or a condo but a house with a backyard and all. Which if was a prospective buyer I would find most appealing. The product will sell itself, Schiame just gotta come up with the $ to build. I would go even as a far as to say that if he has enouh funds to do it he should go for it with his own $.

    How much more $ do you think Ansonia took to build when you compare it to the cost of building all the smaller homes around it. Based on the scale and flamboyance of it the man who built it took a leap of faith.

    Schiame should do the same.

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    But can Schiame afford to build without pre-bought units?

    And would al ender give the money needed if there were no pre-boughts on a unique project such as this?

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    Construction loans are called story loans - the lender wants to know all the details of the project before he will commit. So they are less standardized than mortgages. That Sciame owns the land would be a factor in his favor in determining if the project will be completed. Pre construction sales may be a requirement of the lender.

    Rates are higher than for a mortgage, and at some point in the project development, the construction loan is retired and replaced by a mortgage.

    It's really really hard to get a mortgage on an empty building.

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    Here's a better example...


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    ^ That sure is a shame. This is Johnson's best urban building. Whale of a lot better than the Lipstick Building.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZippyTheChimp View Post
    It's really really hard to get a mortgage on an empty building.
    I understand that. Thats why I mentioned that if he had the funds himself he should just go for it. All the hoopla and attention that this tower will get while its being built will definitely generate interest among the super rich to buy.

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    Default Ansonia Drawing by Simon Fieldhouse

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    Default Ansonia Drawing by Simon Fieldhouse


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    Thats a big horse.

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    A 19th Century stretch limo.

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    I wonder what's the date of the drawing, because it shows the building minus the tops of the domes.

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    Fairly recent I think. The recent pics I've seen show the building without the spires, and I can't remember for the life of me if they are there currently. I see this building quite a bit but I generally don't look all the way up.

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    This building would be a lot better if they reclad it in all glass...it's wayyyy too out of date.

    Obviously not serious...this is one of the best looking buildings in New York. I love the old Parisian style.

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    More Ansonia


    http://www.nyc-architecture.com/UWS/UWS031.htm




    Edward,

    I wonder if this thread could be combined with the thread named Ansonia Building.

    http://wirednewyork.com/forum/showthread.php?t=15078

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